On Monday, April 22, UNT Speaks Out on Water Conservation will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the Forum on the first floor of Willis Library. The program will feature three UNT professors discussing the Trinity River and UNT involvement in water conservation in North Texas and Cape Horn, Chile. Speakers include:
- Irene Klaver, associate professor in UNT’s Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies
- Rudi Thompson, associate professor in UNT’s Department of Biological Sciences
- Jim Kennedy, Regents Professor in UNT’s Department of Biological Sciences
This program is part of a week of programming for Earth Week. One of the main events, EarthFest, will take place from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, April 22, just prior to the UNT Speaks Out program. Local businesses, nonprofit organizations and public agencies will have booths in the Library Mall with information on how to live green on and off campus.
Other events for Earth Week, which are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated, include:
- April 5-25 (Friday-Thursday) – 3arthWurx, an annual exhibit featuring the work of UNT art students. All of the art is made from sustainable materials. The closing reception begins at 4 p.m. April 24 (Wednesday). Refreshments will be served. The exhibit will be held at SCRAP Denton, located at 215 W. Oak Street.
- April 23 (Tuesday) - Living Downstream, a documentary film about ecologist Sandra Stiengraber’s journey with cancer and her quest to bring attention to human rights issues of cancer prevention. The film will begin at 5 p.m. in Room 255 of UNT’s Eagle Student Service Center. More information on the film can be found online.
- April 24 (Wednesday) – Sustainable Entrepreneurship Panel. The Department of Studio Art in UNT’s College of Visual Arts and Design and UNT’s Office of Sustainability will host a panel of three different organizations who share a common goal in providing communities with an environmental, social and economic sustainable pathway. Artists/speakers include:
In addition, the Earth Week Awards Ceremony and Commemorative Tree Planting will be held at 1 p.m. on April 30 (Tuesday) at Eagle Point Duck Pond, near Apogee Stadium, located at 1251 S. Bonnie Brae. The ceremony will celebrate and recognize sustainable legacies at UNT. Refreshments will be served.